PSYC6311Therapy Skills with Adults3 ch

This skills course is designed to equip students with the basic interviewing and psychotherapy skills necessary to intervene with a variety of clinical problems. Students will develop interviewing skills using a micro-counselling approach involving instruction, modeling, and role-playing feedback. They also will develop psychotherapy skills that can be employed across techniques. Students will implement these skills by conducting three 50-minute sessions with undergraduate volunteers in which they will define the problem, establish therapeutic goals, and make recommendations for intervention. Students also will learn about empirically-supported therapies used to address common psychological problems in adults (e.g., depression, personality disorders).